Tuesday 26 October 2021

Free Pumpkin Clip Art for Halloween

Hello there. Hope all is well and lovely for you, wherever you are.

This week's post is earlier than usual, mostly because this pumpkin clip art would be great for Halloween projects. So if you're looking for it right now, here it is. (Having said that, being pumpkin-themed, it might also be lovely for Thanksgiving, a little further away).

Free pen and wash watercolour pumpkin clip art by Clare Walker
Free Pumpkin Clip Art-right-click, click or tap here to download

Anyway, as with all the clipart on this blog, simply right-click, click or tap, depending on your device, to save it, and it's yours to use in many and varied ways. (See my angel policy for full details).

NB. There are more Halloween-themed freebies on the blog from previous years as well, such as this raven, and a Halloween ghost gif.

Finally, if you're liking this pumpkin, and wanting a craft sheet featuring this pumpkin and other yummy autumnal squashes and motifs...

Pumpkins and Squashes repeating paterned background, by Clare Walker

Hope this helps, and more soon!

Friday 22 October 2021

New Design: Toadstools and Mushrooms

Hello there.

Hope you're well and thriving.

Toadstools and Mushrooms Apron by Clare Walker at Redbubble

Yes, this week's  post is a bit later than usual, because it's been a busy week involving all sorts of things away from the computer. (House repairs, mainly...Do *anyone* ever enjoy even the concept of  maintenance tasks? If so, please can you tell me how? Thanks!).
Toadstools and Mushrooms Mugs by Clare Walker at Redbubble

Anyway...onward and upward. The inspiration this week came from a friend who takes the most marvellously atmospheric photos, and graciously allowed me to use her lovely, magical  pics of fly agaric mushrooms as the reference photos for the more mushroomy motifs in this design.

As you can see, out came a pattern that's perfect for really cosying up to autumn (or fall, depending on where you are ;-)
Toadstools and Mushrooms Throw Pillow/Cushion by Clare Walker at Redbubble

Have a great weekend.

More, and in less haste, soon!

Friday 15 October 2021

Autumnal Art Journaling Illustrated Quote: Let Life Take You Where It Needs You to Go...

Hello there. How are you doing? Are you in a part of the world that's enjoying autumn (or spring?).

Here in London, the leaves are only just beginning to turn, which is incredibly late in the year, compared to normal.

But those falling leaves and crisp mornings mean not only that it's time for warm socks and cosy jumpers...But also, the eternal lesson of the freedom of those dancing leaves...the letting go of needing to control outcomes, or where all the pieces fall. 

This was the thought that motivated the Inktense and pen watercolour  journaling you see in the picture above.

And finally, even though I thought I was always too "salesy" in these posts, as someone asked me where they can buy things only yesterday, just to be clear, you can buy this design on prints, stickers, postcards and many other yummy things, by clicking or tapping either on the design above, or on this link.

With that said, I hope you have a lovely weekend, where you happen to find yourself in the world.

More soon.

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Thursday 7 October 2021

A New Flower Painting for Crafters...

Hello there-hope you've had a lovely week.

Just popping in to give you some more autumnal colour .

Firstly, these watercolour Rudbeckia (Black-Eyed-Susan) flowers are new...

Rudbeckia watercolour flowers (aka Black-Eyed Susans).
These Watercolour Rudbeckias now available as a craft sheet.

Enjoy your weekend when it comes, and more soon.

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Friday 1 October 2021

New Lighthouse Painting: "Shine..."

Hello there. Hope you've had a great week. 

This week's illustration has a touch of nostalgia for me...

A lighthouse illustration in which the lighthouse beam says, "Shine".
See this design on stickers, prints and more at Redbubble...

 When I was a teenager, we lived by the sea. And on clear nights, you could see  the lighthouse at Portland (Dorset),  a good 30 miles away, but beaming steadily through the darkness. There was always something very solid and comforting about that, even on land, and in times that were so much more certain.

All these thoughts of lighthouses got me to thinking about how it still feels important that each of still remembers to *shine*  brightly whenever  and as much we feel able.

And so the design was born. It's a hand drawn "traditional", line and wash watercolour/watercolour, but finished off digitally. So a true hybrid, really.

 Hope it sparks something for you too (and there are more details about it here, if it "floats your boat," as it were. (No puns were intended when I began that sentence, but hey, who could resist by the end? :-) )

Have a lovely weekend, in any event.

More soon.